of eight musical segments of which all eight segments or any subset can be performed in any order. These segments are
designed to be played attacca, regardless of the order chosen by the performers. Each segment is given a "name"
for the purposes of discourse only. These names should not suggest an order or be printed in any programs or concert
advertisements as they exist only to provide the performers with a way to discuss the segments. In addition to the order,
the performers should also choose which of the segments to include in a performance. As a result, this piece could last
for only 40 seconds and up to 14 minutes. Regardless of the sections chosen, the title of this piece shall remain "Compass."
It is recommended that the performers do not listen to any recordings of previous performances of this work as previous orderings
and segment inclusion/exclusion can significantly alter ones view of what kind of piece Compass is and how it "should
sound." While the musical segments here are determinate, with the exception of "Isana", the overall character
is indeterminate and can only be defined through the course of performance. The performance of this piece is designed
by the performers and, depending on the decisions made, the resulting character and the way it is perceived by the listeners
can be quite different for each performance.